Preparation of the manuscript

Information for Authors of papers published in the Scientific Journal of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Problems of World Agriculture

When preparing their manuscript for publication the  authors need to conform to the following formal and technical requirements :

Guidelines for preparing papers:

  • Text editor: MS Word
  • Format A4, all margins 2.5 cm
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 pts., in tables and figures 10 pts.
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Page numbering in footer
  • Line numbering
  • The paper should not exceed 15 pages of text with tables and figures prepared in accordance with technical recommendations
  • Tables and figures should be prepared in an editable version and should not exceed the size of the B5 format (12.5 x 19.5 cm)
  • Source should be provided for each table and figure
  • The article should contain references to all tables and figures
  • Formulas and symbols to be inserted into the text using the text editor need to be available on the symbols and the patterns wizard
  • Numbering shall be provided for: tables, figures, formulas, and footnotes
  • Acknowledgments or information on research funding (if necessary) should be inserted following the bibliography at the end of the paper


Article structure (layout):


  • Author’s name and surname/Authors’ names and surnames
  • Author affiliation(s)
  • In the footnote: Author’s academic title, e-mail and ORCID number
  • Article’s title
  • Abstract (up to 200 words) containing: justification, purpose of the study, research methods, the most important conclusions
  • Key words (3-6)
  • JEL codes: available at:
  • The main part of the study divided into sections, e.g. Introduction, Literature Review, Research data and methods, Research results, Conclusions
  • Bibliography have to be listed in the alphabetical order


Bibliography and references:

  1. Bibliography and references should be prepared according to APA standards (
  2. References to author’s publication (author(s), year), e.g. (Kowalski and Nowak, 2005)
  3. If no author (first word of the title …, year), e.g. (X‑12‑ARIMA …, 2011)
  4. It is suggested to use at least 15 references


Example bibliography:

Journal article:

Peltzman, S. (2000). Prices rise faster than they fall. Journal of Political Economy, 108(3), 466‑502, DOI: 10.1086/262126.

Elliott, G., Rothenberg, T.J., Stock, J.H. (1996). Efficient tests for an autoregressive unit root. Econometrica, 64(4), 813-836, DOI: 10.2307/2171846.

Online available elaboration:

Vavra, P., Goodwin, B.K. (2005). Analysis of Price Transmission Along the Food Chain. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers, 3, OECD. Available November 2018 at:

X-12-ARIMA Reference Manual (2011). Washington: US Census Bureau. Available November 2018 at:

Conference materials:

Goychuk, K., Meyers, W.H. (2013). Short- and long-run relationships between Ukrainian barley and world feed grain export prices. Selected paper prepared for presentation at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 3-5 February 2013, 1‑17.


Heady, E.O., Dillon, J.L. (1961). Agricultural production functions. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

Lütkepohl, H., Krättzig, M. (eds.). (2007). Applied Time Series Econometrics. Cambridge University Press.


Schmalensee, R. (1989). Inter-Industry Studies of Structure and Performance. In: R. Schmalensee, R. Willig (eds.) The Handbook of Industrial Organization (pp. 475-555). Amsterdam: North-Holland.